None of that was discussed but your $16 /day x 20 days isn't making anybody rich. That would barely cover fuel for your car. Not the cost of your vehicle, maintenance, repairs, insurance, taxes or cost of parking. Take a moment with some scrap paper and actually add those costs up for yourself. I'd say you're pocketing a pretty penny from the subsidy I contribute to. You're welcome in advance!
Let's take a 30K car, financed over 5 years at 0% interest. 6K a year. $16.43 a day. View Comment
It kills me to read, ' it's unfair to milk us for money' .
Drive you car into Manhattan for one day, just one day. Obviously you are taking the train out of cost. 5% is cheap ! You know it, we know it, they know it. View Comment
They've grown from 20 to 100, so they are moving and over the next few years will need 130 to run the operation.
In this day in age I wouldn't quit my job because of a 10 mile commute. So I don't see any new hires at day 1. Yet if only half come then it's 50 jobs and could be as much as 80 in a few years. I doubt an electrician with their E1 will bother to move but many of their job only require them to be ' installers ' or 'mechanics '.In my day we called them ' handymen '.
This might be good for our city because many people can become HVAC tech's and such. Not every task they are willing to do require a licensed professional. Just need one maybe at the end of the work to inspect and sign off, give you the bill.
What firms has Malloy actively driven out of town? View Comment
Eloquently written. Yes, indeed informed is what we want. Unfortunately only a few, well learned people will heed the labels advice
Born in Oneida, I remember the fight to keep DDT as an insecticide of choice, regardless of labeling that went on since decades prior.
I have an apple tree here that I have managed to keep alive ( not owning a green thumb ) for 30 years and have kept a 15 foot radius of the trunk free of any chemicals either for lawn or ornamental shrubs. About 5 years ago I stopped eating the fruit of this tree because of what I fear my new neighbors use on their lawns has leached into the soil and are at a grade from zero to twenty feet above me.
The Science is already written on the wall and we will have labeling as soon as a few more states sign on. The end user will most often allow their choice to be lead or driven by cost, brand loyalty and even perceived taste.
As for myself, I will avoid what I can, use what I like and not worry to much about consequences. Although my medicine cabinet has nothing but toothpaste, razor blades and nsaid's. Apparently healthy as a horse, at my age food products probably won't do any damage before something else grabs me. If I didn't ' see ' what's going down on the ground behind my property, I might be able to enjoy my own apples but it's not a label doing that.
Cigarette packages have had clear labeling that informs of dire consequences, that in my opinion did little. It took outcries from non-users to curb cigarette use. ' Smart is what we want ' and yet you can't fix stupid.
These products need to be a no-brainer. Allowing choice works poorly, denying availability works best but that's a slippery slope. I'm all for labeling but I also think it's like spitting into the wind.
Lastly, if nothing else I Like heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables I avoid corn fed meats and I like my chickens running wildly, never taking antibiotics, from shell to shelf regardless of their behavior. ;-) View Comment
I won't argue this issue with you.
GMO Livestock, to my knowledge, have existed since the mid 90's.
There are hundreds of documents to support this.
There is one paper, by Huntington F. Willard, PhD written in
May of 2006 that you might enjoy, it's written in simple, clear language.
Willard was Dir. of Duke Univ. Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy.
Maine and Vermont have something similar and in Washington State, it was turned down. Most it will do is inform consumers. That's not really a Science.
Economically speaking, it will give stores an opportunity to raise prices on non- tainted food products, acting on emotion over intellect. Oh there's the Science, Psychology !
I have to say, I'm not opposed to labeling and I'm indifferent about GMO cattle but it will make near impossible finding heirloom food crops as seeds spread easily by birds, and the wind. Farmers will have problems with their GMO crops sprouting up on their neighbors farm.
It's just a labeling law. Restaurants are supposed to display signage if the use margarine ' Oleo served here'. When's the last time you saw that law observed?
Everything you say is true. All the ' best ' choices are probably to idealistic. I'm sure that when they take an extensive survey there will be many problems and leading the list will be the soil.
Maybe if they remove some and then fill over with a good 5 feet of soil and a couple of thick layers of asphalt they could build safe housing. Of course they will need to drive pilings a lot of pilings.
It would be nice to see the parcel split up. Use a portion for wind energy if that's a viable project. I don't think you'll ever see ' affordable ' housing built there. I could envision a marina with condo's, turn some of it into park or open space land. It's a nice chunk of land and some rich developer is drooling already. I think the residents will be happy to see the plant go yet most probably bought their house in the shadow of the plant anyway and won't be entirely happy with the what the future holds. for them. I do hope they have good representation and get very proactive about their neighborhood. My hope would be that it gets divided up into at least 3 parcels but less than 6 and as green as possible. View Comment
Thank you NFD for driving down my street tonight with all your Christmas Lights on ! You've done it every year for what seems like forever. If you ever stop that's when I'll stop believing in Santa and we can't have that!
GOOD LUCK NEWLY APPOINTED GRADS ~! View Comment
He likes to attack people. It somehow elevates him, giving him a sense of superiority. People usually attack from their fears, his must have to do with failure. When they did something in Newtown, he came here to say it was worthless to do anything. He likes it both ways :-) View Comment
I was staying at the Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg. Some 15 hours prior, my limo took me over the bridge. It's something you don't forget. By the way if you ever get the chance Lufthansa is one of the best experiences I've ever had in the air.
Details of the Collapse
On June 28, 1983, at 1:30AM, a 100 foot suspended span of the northbound section of the bridge collapsed, completely separating from the bridge and falling into the river. Two tractor-trailers and two cars fell into the Mianus River. There were three deaths and three serious injuries.
Ten years prior to the collapse, storm drains on the bridge were paved over during a resurfacing project. Without proper drainage, corrosion developed behind the locking caps, causing displacements of the pin and hanger assemblies
About HALF of Norwalk’s schools are reaching their goals, but recent “report cards” issued by the state show that some schools are Falling Short of their targets and showing achievement gaps.
Each school and district is then given one of six classifications: Excelling, Progressing, Transitioning, Review, Focus, or Turnaround.
The state’s goal is for all schools to have an SPI of 88 or higher, but the annual reports assign each district a goal score that would mark an improvement over the previous year. The state’s report says that More Than Half the schools in the State reached their target scores for the 2012-13 school year.
In Norwalk, ALL of the city’s schools were marked as either “Progressing” or “Transitioning.” But ONLY THREE reached the higher “Progressing” mark: Cranbury Elementary, Jefferson Magnet and Ponus Ridge Middle School.
The district also reached its target SPI overall. Nine of the 18 schools assigned targets in Norwalk reached their goal according to the state: Cranbury, Jefferson Magnet, Rowayton, Marvin and Wolfpit Elementaries; Ponus Ridge, West Rocks and Roton middle schools, and Brien McMahon High School.
Brookside, Columbus Magnet, Kendall, Tracey, Fox Run, Naramake and Silvermine schools, Nathan Hale Middle School and Norwalk High FELL Short of their Target scores. Briggs High School had a sample size too small to be assigned a target, according to the state.
The results also note that many of Norwalk’s schools are still struggling with achievement gaps. A total of 11 schools showed gaps for some groups in some areas, according to the state’s reports.
For example, English language learners were Behind their peers in EVERY subject overall in the Connecticut Mastery Tests (for grades 3 to 8) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (for high school students). Students with disabilities and those that qualify for free or reduced lunch also Fell Short of their targets in CAPT scores, according to the state report.
I guess the ' schools are fine ' if you're going to cut grass for a living.